Accomplishments

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Queer the Land

 

  • We co-sponsored a community first responder training led by Black women trainers from the Bay Area and Chicago, reaching hundreds of community members in 2016.
  • In 2018, we started an emergency preparedness plan for our members and assembled and distributed emergency kits (“go bags”) to community members.
  • Two QTL members traveled to the Reimagining Movement Resources Network Gathering at the 2017 Allied Media Conference, where they learned from and with fellow grassroots donor organizers. Their reflections were published in Autostraddle. In 2018, one of our members is on the coordination team for the Resourcing and Sustaining Our Movements track, and we’re also participating in a collaborative panel/workshop as a part of the track. We also brought four of our members to the network gathering.
  • At the AMC in 2017, we connected with the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT), which led to our member Denechia Powell writing a story about grassroots fundraising and QTBIPOC land justice movements for GIFT’s Grassroots Fundraising Journal March/April issue.
  • In 2018, we coordinated and moderated an AMC panel of autonomous people of color-led land projects across the United States called “Reclaiming Our Futures” attended by over 100 participants.
  • Since April 2018, we have been hosting a series of community gatherings and workshops with, by, and for Black LGBTQ folks in the Greater Seattle Area around the theme of decolonizing our health, affirming our Afro-queer and Afro-trans identities, and coming to terms with the ways in which we are (dis)placed from ancestry and land.